B. Jayant Baliga Papers 1973-2002 (bulk 1984-2002)

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Baliga, B. Jayant, 1948-
Size
43.25 linear feet (86 boxes and 1 card box)
Call number
MC 00568

The B. Jayant Baliga Papers, 1984-2002, contain many records from the Power Semiconductor Research Center (PSRC) at North Carolina State University and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), as well as some of Baliga's publications. These papers document Baliga’s research interests and provide institutional, as well as project, records vital to understanding the impact which B. Jayant Baliga has had in the fields of electrical and computer engineering.

B. Jayant Baliga (1948- ) is an internationally recognized expert on power semiconductor devices. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He spent 15 years at the General Electric Research and Development Center, Schenectady, New York, leading their power device effort and was bestowed the highest scientific rank of Coolidge Fellow. While at GE, he invented the Insulated Gate Bipolar Trannsistor (IGBT). He joined the faculty of North Carolina State University in 1988.

Biographical/historical note

B. Jayant Baliga (1948- ) is an internationally recognized expert on power semiconductor devices. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He spent 15 years at the General Electric Research and Development Center, Schenectady, New York, leading their power device effort and was bestowed the highest scientific rank of Coolidge Fellow. He joined the faculty of North Carolina State University in 1988 as a full professor and was promoted to the rank of Distinguished University Professor in 1997. Among his many NC State University honors, he was the recipient of the 1998 O. Max Gardner Award given by the University of North Carolina (System) Board of Governors to the one person within the 16 constituent institutions who has made 'the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race'; and the 2011 Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal of Excellence, the highest honor at NC State from the Board of Trustees.

Professor Baliga invented, developed and commercialized the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) at GE. The IGBT is extensively used in the consumer, industrial, lighting, transportation, medical, renewable energy, and other sectors of the economy. It has enabled enormous reduction of gasoline and electrical energy use, resulting in huge cost savings to consumers, and reduction of world-wide carbon dioxide emissions.

Baliga received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest form of recognition given to an engineer by the United States government, from President Obama in October 2011, at the White House; and the North Carolina Award for Science from Governor Beverly Perdue in October 2012. He has been recognized numerous times by the IEEE and has received many other awards.

Baliga received a B.Tech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India in 1969; an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in 1971; and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1974.

--From North Carolina State University Electrical and Computer Engineering biography of Dr. Jayant Baliga.

Scope/content

The B. Jayant Baliga Papers, 1984-2002, contain many records from the Power Semiconductor Research Center (PSRC) at North Carolina State University and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), as well as some of Baliga's publications. These papers document Baliga’s research interests and provide institutional, as well as project, records vital to understanding the impact which B. Jayant Baliga has had in the fields of electrical and computer engineering.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into series: 1. Power Semiconductor Research Center (PSRC) Records; 2. Electronic Power Research Institute (EPRI) Patent Applications; 3. Publications; 4. Photographs; and 5. Digital Media.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], B. Jayant Baliga Papers, MC 00568, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC.

Source of acquisition

Gift of B. Jayant Baliga, August 2015 (Accession no. 2015.0190).

Processing information

Processed by: Maryann Tyrer, June 2016, and Bennett Chapman, November 2016.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], B. Jayant Baliga Papers, MC 00568, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.